Landmark Delafield business sold?
Owner will not confirm reports

By Kelly Smith - Special to The Freeman

Jan. 25, 2018

 Gary Nuernberger, owner of the BP gas station and convenience store in downtown Delafield, would not confirm or deny on Wednesday reports that he is in the process of selling the business.
Kelly Smith/Special to The Freeman

DELAFIELD — Gary Nuernberger, owner of the BP gas station and convenience store in downtown Delafield, would not confirm or deny on Wednesday reports that he is in the process of selling the business.

Nuernberger told The Freeman that he is prepared to discuss the business and his future next week.

Officials with Hendricks Commercial Properties have expressed an interest in purchasing the business and land.

The developer has proposed a five-story multiuse residential and commercial building on the site that is pending before the city’s Plan Commission.

The gas station, located at the corner of Main and Genesee streets, has been a landmark in the city for decades.

In 1960 the historic Hawks Inn was moved from the site to make way for the construction of a gas station.

The three-story stage coach stop that was built during the 1840s is now located on Wells Street.

Hendricks Commercial Properties is headquartered in Beloit and is owned by Diane Hendricks, one of the state and the country’s wealthiest women.

The company owns more than a dozen downtown buildings, many of them originally built or renovated by developer Bob Lang.